3dsmax MassFX

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Hi, I'm middle of a bottleneck situation here.
I have a crappy GPU, gtx 580, but a very good CPU, intel 990x 5 cores 12 threads OC at 5.0 GHz.
While I'm pleased with the rendering times in v-ray, when I try to simulate MassFX collisions and forces in Max, it is veeeery slow, like 1 minute per frame. Baking the simulation is also slow.

Is there any way to turn the processing of MassFX to CPU usage, or do I have to upgrade my graphics card? I have the money for the gtx 1080 but I don't know if I should spend it.